Each province has a set Power production and a Defense score, both of which may be upgraded by the player’s actions. Additionally, the number of provinces a clan owns will be updated on the map in real time, and is the only information available to all players without additional intelligence gathering. Certain provinces may provide special bonuses or allow the recruitment of special troops or generals.
A province’s Defense score is an abstract representation of how defensible the area is, including man-made structures such as castles or fortresses. In game terms, troops defending an area will be granted a bonus in battle based on the province’s Defense, and it may also affect the field upon which the battle takes place, making it more advantageous for the defenders. Provinces with high defense scores will also develop a garrison of troops which cannot be moved or controlled, but will join as reinforcements in battle if the province is attacked.